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Autumn Calabrese - Easy Baked Apple Crisp

Autumn Calabrese - Easy Baked Apple Crisp

A dessert we can all feel good about eating.
INGREDIENTS:
FOR SAUCE
  • ½ cup brewed unsweetened chai tea
  • 1 ½ tsp. ghee (organic grass-fed, if possible)
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch (preferably GMO-free + 1 tsp. water combine to make a slurry)
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
FOR GRANOLA
  • 3 Tbsp. coarsely chopped raw walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 Tbsp. dry old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten free
  • 2 Tsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ Tsp. ghee (organic, grass fed if possible)
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 Tsp. unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ Tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 medium golden delicious apples, peeled, cut in half, cores removed
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
  • Parchment Paper

Serves: 4 (1 half apple each)
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 37 min.
Container Equivalents (per serving) – 1 purple, ½ yellow, ½ blue, 1 spoon


DIRECTIONS:


1) Preheat oven to 375F.


2) Line large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


3) To make sauce, heat tea, ghee and salt in a small saucepan over high heat. bring to a gentle boil and stir frequently.


4) Add cornstarch slurry; cook stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove heat.


5) Add extract; mix well. Set aside.


6) To make granola, place walnuts, cranberries, coconut, oats, maple syrup, ghee, apple sauce, cinnamon and salt in a food processor; pulse until a fine crumb forms. Set aside.


7) Place apples on prepared baking sheet.


8) Fill each hollow center evenly with granola (approx.. 1 Tbsp.. + 1 Tsp.) Drizzle 2 Tbsp. sauce over each apple. Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are soft to center.


RECIPE NOTE:


These apples are great warm or cold; I like to have one for breakfast served in a pool of cold vanilla or almond milk.


VARIATION:


You can substitute your favorite nuts for walnuts and any dried fruit for cranberries.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER SERVING):

Calories: 180
Total Fat: 9 G
Saturated Fat: 4 G
Cholesterol: 6 mg
Sodium: 145 mg
Carbohydrates: 25 G
Fiber: 3 G
Sugars: 18 G
Protein: 2G

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